While pretty nails are something that most girls admire, the new nail and beauty shop in Whangaparaoa Plaza is catering to a much wider clientele.
Idol Nails & Beauty, at the top of the escalators, is owned and managed by Duc Le and Hanh Nguyen. The couple has many years experience in the manicure and pedicure business, in both New Zealand and Australia.
Whangaparaoa is their fifth store in New Zealand.
Originally from Vietnam, they say nail care is an accepted and important part of everyday life there.
“Nail care is appropriate for both men and women, and especially as we get older,” Hanh says.
“Our nails harden as we age and it can be difficult for people to manage them properly themselves. No matter what state they may be in, we can tidy them up and, with regular appointments, keep them clean and well cared for.”
Le and Hanh stress that hygiene is paramount at their shop, where spas are individually lined. Each customer also receives a file and buffer as a standard part of their service.
Le and Hanh are offering a range of services including foot and lower leg massages using hot stones, eyelash extensions, and nail designs using shellac polish with more than 200 colours to choose from.
Hanh says there are special rates for group bookings for weddings, birthdays and work parties, with a little champagne on the side just to make it fun.